Where the Light Tends to Go A Novel

By: Joy, David

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260pp. 8vo. Quarter bound paper and cloth over boards, stamped spine. Author has signed his name on the title page. Book has a complete numbr line starting with 1, is unread, unmarked, uncliped ($26.95), tight, bright, clean, and Brodart protected. Rich and evocative novel takes place in modern Appalachia (country noir). Finalist for Edgar for first novel.


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A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel

"Remarkable . . . This isn't your ordinary coming-of-age novel, but with his bone-cutting insights into these men and the region that bred them, Joy makes it an extraordinarily intimate experience."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. Joy knows well the grit and gravel of his world, the soul and blemishes of the place."--Daniel Woodrell

In the country-noir tradition of Winter's Bone meets 'Breaking Bad, ' a savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption.

The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town.

Jacob has always been resigned to play the cards that were dealt him, but when a fatal mistake changes everything, he's faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. In a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above the only life he's ever known.

Title: Where the Light Tends to Go A Novel

Author Name: Joy, David

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 2015

ISBN Number: 0399172777

ISBN Number 13: 9780399172779

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002696